Pearl Harbor began trending in the US during the match and its aftermath as users made the shocking comparison.
A number of people seemed to think drawing the parallel was appropriate…
But far more users were quick to blast those joining in with the trend…
The attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the darkest days in US naval history, with the loss of more than 2,500 lives.
The incident saw 353 Japanese aircraft, as well as submarines, battleships and destroyers, attack the US naval base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Sunday's match saw the US beat Japan 5-2 on Sunday before an estimated crowd of 53,341 in Vancouver, Canada.
Japan had beaten England's Lionesses, while the USA beat Germany to secure their places in the final.
Three of those goals were scored by Carli Lloyd, earning the only hat trick in Women's World Cup final history.
Four of those goals were also scored in the first 16 minutes,
Head coach Jill Ellis said after the match: "Pure elation. I'm just so, so proud of this team.
"I'm so happy for them, so happy for every little girl who dreams about this.”